Poll: Americans cite government, healthcare as most important problems

Poll: Americans cite government, healthcare as most important problems

Americans think the most important problems facing the U.S. are dissatisfaction with the government and healthcare, according to a new survey.

A Gallup poll finds 20 percent of respondents cited dissatisfaction with the government and poor leadership as the most important problem facing the country today.

Another 17 percent pointed to healthcare as the most important problem, up 1 point from a July survey, when 16 percent cited the issue.

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Other issues included immigration and unemployment.

The poll was conducted from Aug. 2 to 6 among 1,017 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Last month, the Republicans' plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare collapsed in the Senate.

Some lawmakers have since urged Republicans to keep up the healthcare fight, while others have argued they should focus on other agenda items.

The White House has also gone through a shakeup in recent weeks, with John Kelly replacing former chief of staff Reince Priebus.